Published: 4:59 PM 5/24/2015
... it was solid, but I could not distinguish fine detail.
Erie, Pennsylvania - 05-08-15
I had just concluded an evening of fishing on Misery Bay at Presque Isle State Park. As I got into my truck to leave I looked at my watch; it was 8:25 pm.
I proceeded to pull out onto the road driving west toward Perry’s Monument bridge, from where I parked to the bridge was only a few hundred feet.
As I approached the bridge I looked to my left (south) toward Perry’s monument and noticed a bright light near the monument up in the air. The light was coming closer, the intensity of the brightness emanating from it increasing as it neared.
There were other people present around the monument area and parking lot, but they seemed oblivious to the entire event. I crossed the bridge and was having a difficult time both driving my vehicle and trying to watch this thing.
I was fixated on it, driving half in one lane, half in the other. As the thing got directly over me it slowed down and changed direction almost as if it noticed that I noticed it.
I pulled my truck into the parking area near Perry’s Monument and stopped. Putting it in park, I could focus all my attention on the craft which was directly over the road I just pulled off of.
The craft was triangular in shape; not congruent, it was solid, but I could not distinguish fine detail because the entire surface area was bright glowing orange.
It was almost like steel heated in a blast furnace. The craft hovered at its original altitude over the road, I could not take my eyes off of it.
In that brief moment I actually felt uncertainty and fear as I did not know what would happen next. The craft then began to move at first north and then west. It looked like it was moving down the northern shore of the peninsula.
I attempted to follow it in my vehicle but I ran out of road and was unable to keep up with it. The whole event lasted only 3 to 4 minutes.